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Tag: Belize

15 May
Should-You-Be-Concerned-By-Belize's-Murder-Rate

Should You Be Concerned By Belize’s Murder Rate?

Two expats were murdered in Belize earlier this month. Their bodies were found in a sugarcane field in a rural area of Corozal. “Kathleen, stop promoting a violent, crime-ridden country as safe!” one reader wrote in response. “Are you not aware that Belize has one of the highest murder rates in the world?” asked another. […]

26 Jan
2 important news if you are planning or are already living and investing in Belize

Important News For Folks Living And Investing In Belize

Two interesting pieces of news from my trip to Belize to host last week’s conference in Belize City. The first one is exciting for anyone who spends time on the Belize mainland. The roads are being improved… well, at least the road from the airport to the city. In addition, a bypass has been built […]

08 Aug
A future where you depend only of yourself, where you have complete control, is possible.

Pursuing A Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

In a world of uncertainty, having an escape plan can help you sleep better. The details of such a plan differ for everyone. Maybe a nest egg on deposit in an offshore bank account somewhere is all you need to feel comfortable and confident about your and your family’s future. Or maybe you’re interested in […]

11 Dec
tax

Panama, Belize, And Uruguay Are Top Tax Havens

A handful of the world’s no-tax countries are in the Middle East, including Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, and Oman. These are not high on my Places I’d Like To Live list. On the other hand, spending your working years in one of these zero-tax jurisdictions would allow you to grow your retirement nest egg faster.

20 Oct
Belize

Self-Sufficient Lifestyle At Maya Spring Estates, Cayo, Belize

I’m in Belize this week for my Global Asset Protection And Wealth Summit. Kathleen and I arrived in Belize City yesterday afternoon and took an in-country flight out to Cayo to visit our neem trees. When we were last in Belize, in August, we commissioned this first round of tree planting, about 100 neem trees […]

14 Apr
Diversification

Why Foreign Property Is The Ultimate Vehicle For Portfolio Diversification

Lief: “Diversification. I see real estate as the ultimate vehicle for diversification—across countries, markets, economies, politics, currencies, asset types…” Lee: “For a better retirement. I’ve made several real estate purchases in different countries now, and in each case I’ve started the search with the question: Where do my wife and I want to be? We […]

17 Mar

Self-Sufficiency In Cayo, Belize

The idea behind Maya Spring Estates is privacy and elbow room. The developer has allowed for only 20 lots, each one big enough to serve as a base for a fully self-sufficient lifestyle. Lot sizes range from 2.5 acres up to more than 9.5 acres, meaning you have enough room to build a house and […]

31 Jan
Self-Sufficiency In Belize

Self-Sufficiency In Belize

Top Choice For Living The Self-Sufficient Life Self-sufficiency. It's what built the American West. Farmers and ranchers pushing toward the Pacific in search of their fortunes, pioneers building new lives on land where they laid claim and where they knew they could take care of themselves and their families themselves, beholden' to no one. That [...]
06 Dec
Self-Sufficiency In Uruguay, Chile, And Belize

Self-Sufficiency In Uruguay, Chile, And Belize

How To Be Self-Sufficient Without All The Work When I lived in Ireland, our house sat on 6 acres of land. Up a small hill behind the house was an area that had been, in a previous life, a kitchen garden. We restored the garden, after we discovered it, and planted everything from strawberries to [...]